DWI Car Accidents – Holding Bars Accountable

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident where the driver at fault was under the influence of alcohol, you may be able to hold a restaurant or bar responsible for the accident for over serving a drunk patron and allowing that patron to leave while intoxicated. What Are Dram Shop Laws? “Dram shop” is not a common phrase in today’s language, but it was in England in the 1700s. At that time, liquor was sold in small quantities called a dram – so a “dram shop” was any place that sold alcohol.  If you were to wander into the modern equivalent of a dram shop, you would just be heading down to your favorite bar or restaurant that serves alcohol. Currently, 43 states and the District of Columbia have dram shop laws. Texas is one of them. Dram shop laws, under certain circumstances, hold a drinking establishment like a bar liable for injuries or death that result from someone being intoxicated. Generally, for a…

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